Monthly Archives: November 2016

A Crowdfunding Bubble?

When the man on the street starts to tout crowdfunding stocks is it time to flee the market? A Syndicate Room (UK) study says that the 5 year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for early stage companies has been 33% … Continue reading

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Christmas Elves Crowdfund For Sick Kids

Sounding almost like a Dickens story, a heartless thief stole “presents worth £3,000 which were to be given to desperately ill children in intensive care” at St. Mary’s Hospital, London, over Christmas. Even Santa’s costume was swiped. Now, the charity … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Against White Supremacist

The Class of ’97 of St. Mark’s School of Texas is crowdfunding in opposition to its infamous class mate the white supremacist, Richard Spencer. Spencer, the head of the so-called “National Policy Institute,” was recently seen imitating old facists by … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Reward Valuation Increases Second Time Around

If Hillary had this, perhaps things would be different. Proton Mail, a Swiss encrypted email service, started life by crowdfunding selling a limited number of Lifetime accounts for $997 raising $2.5M. It is back in the market now with a … Continue reading

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Green Party Crowdfunding For Election Integrity

Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein is crowdfunding $2.5 million to obtain vote recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. This is not because she thinks she may have won there, but to expose problems with machine vote counting. Although no … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing Going Too Far?

Downer news: You too can help crowdsource a new museum that has displays in both Los Angeles and Zagreb, Croatia. The Los Angeles page asks: “Recently ended a relationship? Wish to unburden the emotional load by erasing everything that reminds … Continue reading

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Is Crowdfunding Worth It?

Now that crowdfunding has become an international institution, folks are starting to focus on results from crowdfunded companies. Is crowdfunding a worthwhile investment or a waste? AltFi issued their first annual report noting that “to date, just 88 of those … Continue reading

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Hip Crowdfunding Store Pops Up in Paris

What’s more hip than Paris? The French crowdfunding site KissKissBankBank has opened the first crowdfunding store in the 10th Arrondissement called La Maison du Crowdfunding (of course). It’s a cross between a branch bank and an Apple store with educational … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To IPO In 16 Months

Crowdfunding has reached another milestone as CityAM reports that : “Freeagent, a cloud-based software-as-a-service accounting software company, is believed to be the first UK firm to launch an initial public offering (IPO) having previously raised growth capital through equity crowdfunding. … Continue reading

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New (Limited) Crowdfunding Index

OFF3R, a United Kingdom marketplace for alternative investments, has launched an index outlining month-on-month performance of (certain) equity crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending platforms over the past year. The firm noted that crowdfunding for the 9 months ended September 30, 2016 … Continue reading

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